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Sizewell C Power Station

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL13008, tabled on 4 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist on 3 February (HL Deb, col 2168), whether they have made a decision to proceed with the construction by EDF of the new nuclear power station Sizewell C; and, if so, when this decision was made.

Answered on

18 February 2021

I assume my noble Friend is referring to our announcement to the House that we are entering negotiations with EDF, in relation to Sizewell C. Our aim is to bring at least one large-scale nuclear project to the point of Final Investment Decision by the end of this Parliament. No decision has yet been taken to proceed with Sizewell C, and the successful conclusion of these negotiations will be subject to full Government, regulatory and other approvals, including value for money.